Engineer Jokes: Unleashing the Humorous Side of Engineering.

Humor that will make your gears turn!


"I love engineers. They're the only people who can make a mess and call it progress."
- Brad Pitt

"Engineers are like superheroes, except instead of capes, they wear pocket protectors."
- Jennifer Aniston

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- Updated: 2024-07-22.




1. Engineer Jokes: Where laughter meets technical brilliance!


- Where does a Machine Learning engineer go camping?
- In a Random Forest!


“An engineer is someone who washes his hands before going to the toilet.”
- Anonymous


It should be noted that no ethically-trained software engineer would ever consent to write a DestroyBaghdad procedure. Basic professional ethics would instead require him to write a DestroyCity procedure, to which Baghdad could be given as a parameter.

-- Nathaniel Borenstein


We build systems like the Wright brothers built airplanes - build the whole thing, push it off the cliff, let it crash, and start over again.

-- Nato Software Engineering Conference '68


“Scientists study the world as it is, engineers create the world that never has been.”
- Theodore von Karman


I have a civil engineering joke but its still under construction.


“Engineering is the closest thing to magic that exists in the world.”

— Elon Musk


“One man’s “magic” is another man’s engineering. “Supernatural” is a null word.”
- Robert A. Heinlein


Those photos of smiling students on the websites of engineering colleges is the biggest scam.


Your family member will not consider you an engineer unless you repair any of the home appliances.



2. Unlock the humor behind engineering with our jokes!


Science finds the way.
Engineering builds the road.


The three laws of Engineering:
1. Always use the right tool for the job.
2. A hammer is the right tool for any job.
3. Anything can be used as a hammer.


Thanks to road engineering design, emotional drivers
can pull off to the side and have a shoulder to cry on.


So I got asked today:
“Who would you most like to be stuck in a lift with?”
I said: “Obviously a lift engineer.”


The majority of train derailments are due to the engineer being distracked.


How does a train drink?
They chugga chugga.
How does a train eat?
They chew chew.
Did you know trains can't fart, but they sometimes toot?
So, how does a train hear?
With their engineer!


How many engineers ever worked on engines?


This really polite person was driving the train.
He was a ……
CIVIL Engineer!


If a mixing engineer suggests ways to make your album better, listen to them. It's sound advice.


Went for a job as network engineer. Working for a company that tracked sex offenders. They asked, 'What is a VPN?'. With hindsight visible panty nickers was not a good answer.



3. Engineer Jokes: Where wit and innovation collide!


Happiness for engineering students? Lecture canceled.


The best engineers have the worst handwriting.


- Daddy, will I ever have free time?
-No son, we are engineers.


“Engineer solving problems you didn’t know you had in ways you can’t understand.”
—Unknown


“Engineering is the closest thing to magic that exists in the world.”
—Elon Musk


“Unfortunately, humans have a long history of trying to fix their engineering mistakes with more engineering mistakes!”
—Steven Magee


“The ‘H’ in ENGINEER stands for happiness.”
—Unknown


“What’s nice about having an engineering degree is everybody thinks you are smart.”
—Ato Essandoh


“Science is about knowing; engineering is about doing.”
—Henry Petroski


My life is full of positives and negatives. I’m an electrical engineer.



4. For a good laugh and a nod to engineering genius.


“Electrical Engineers do it with more frequency and less resistance.”


“Chemical engineers build the rocket fuel. Electrical engineers build the guidance system. Nuclear engineers build the payload. Environmental engineers clean it up.”
—Unknown


“Engineering is the art and science of nuts and bolts.”
—Haresh Sippy


“The fewer moving parts, the better. Exactly. No truer words were ever spoken in the context of engineering.”
—Christian Cantrell


“Majors in mechanical engineering, talks down to civil engineering friends about how easy their major is.”
—Unknown


“Normal people… believe that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Engineers believe that if it ain’t broke, it doesn’t have enough features yet.”
—Scott Adams


“Given enough time, an engineer will optimize to infinity.”
—Unknown


“Engineers: they turn coffee into buildings.”
—Unknown


“Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems.”
—Scott Adams


Theory of the International Society of Philosophic Engineering:

In any calculation, any error which can creep in will do so.
Any error in any calculation will be in the direction of most harm.
In any formula, constants (especially those obtained from engineering handbooks) are to be treated as variables.
The best approximation of service conditions in the laboratory will not begin to meet those conditions encountered in actual service.
The most vital dimension on any plan or drawing stands the greatest chance of being omitted.
If only one bid can be secured on any project, the price will be unreasonable.
If a test installation functions perfectly, all subsequent production units will malfunction.
All delivery promises must be multiplied by a factor of 2.0.
Major changes in construction will always be requested after fabrication is nearly completed.
Parts that positively cannot be assembled in improper order will be.
Interchangeable parts won't.
Manufacturer's specifications of performance should be multiplied by a factor of 0.5.
Salespeople's claims for performance should be multiplied by a factor of 0.25.
Installation and Operating Instructions shipped with the device will be promptly discarded by the Receiving Department.
Any device requiring service or adjustment will be least accessible.
Service Conditions as given on specifications will be exceeded.
If more than one person is responsible for a miscalculation, no one will be at fault.
Identical units which test in an identical fashion will not behave in an identical fashion in the field.
If, in engineering practice, a safety factor is set through service experience at an ultimate value, an ingenious idiot will promptly calculate a method to exceed said safety factor.
Warranty and guarantee clauses are voided by payment of the invoice.



5. Engineer Jokes: Adding a touch of humor to technical minds!


Peck's Programming Postulates (Philosophic Engineering applied to programming):

In any program, any error which can creep in will eventually do so.
Not until the program has been in production for at least six months will the most harmful error be discovered.
Any constants, limits, or timing formulas that appear in the computer manufacturer's literature should be treated as variables.
The most vital parameter in any subroutine stands the greatest chance of being left out of the calling sequence.
If only one compiler can be secured for a piece of hardware, the compilation times will be exorbitant.
If a test installation functions perfectly, all subsequent systems will malfunction.
Job control cards that positively cannot be arranged in improper order, will be.
Interchangeable tapes won't.
If more than one person has programmed a malfunctioning routine, no one is at fault.
If the input editor has been designed to reject all bad input, an ingenious idiot will discover a method to get bad data past it.
Duplicated object decks which test in identical fashion will not give identical results at remote sites.
Manufacturer's hardware and software support ceases with payment for the computer.


Klipstein's Laws: Applied to General Engineering:

A patent application will be preceded by one week by a similar application made by an independent worker.
Firmness of delivery dates is inversely proportional to the tightness of the schedule.
Dimensions will always be expressed in the least usable term. Velocity, for example, will be expressed in furlongs per fortnight.
Any wire cut to length will be too short.
Applied to Prototyping and Production:
Tolerances will accumulate unidirectionally toward maximum difficulty to assemble.
If a project requires n components, there will be n-1 units in stock.
A motor will rotate in the wrong direction.
A failsafe circuit will destroy others.
A transistor protected by a fast-acting fuse will protect the fuse by blowing first.
A failure will not appear until a unit has passed final inspection.
A purchased component or instrument will meet its specs long enough, and only long enough, to pass incoming inspection.
After the last of 16 mounting screws has been removed from an access cover, it will be discovered that the wrong access cover has been removed.
After an access cover has been secured by 16 hold-down screws, it will be discovered that the gasket has been omitted.
After an instrument has been assembled, extra components will be found on the bench.


Old Engineer's Law: The larger the project or job, the less time there is to do it.


The primary function of the design engineer is to make things difficult for the fabricator and impossible for the serviceman.


What's the difference between introverted and extroverted engineers?
The extroverted engineer looks at *your* shoes...


My aeronautical engineer Italian cousin spoke only plane English.


A friend of mine is a civil engineer. Well, he wouldn't be a friend if he wasn't civil.


I have an unexplainable irrational fear of over-engineered buildings.
It's a complex-complex complex.


I asked a train engineer how many times his train had derailed. He said, "I'm not sure, it's hard to keep track."


Where do network engineers go to use the toilet?
At their IP address.



6. Unleash your inner engineer and have a laugh with our jokes!


The Xerox engineer came to fix my copier, i said what the hell is wrong with it, he said he didnt like my tone.


What do you call a group of math and science geeks at a party?

Social engineers.


I got asked today:
“Who would you most like to be stuck in a lift with?”
I said: “Obviously a lift engineer.”


Plant scientists have used genetic engineering to create a new variety of orange.
The novel navel.


An engineer has trouble dating and seeks advice from his friend:
Friend: Just go to a bar and meet girls, its a no pressure environment.

Engineer: I don't know, one bar seems like way too much pressure for me. Can I go to a pascal instead?


The pessimist sees a dark tunnel, The optimist sees a light at the end of the tunnel.
The realist sees two lights at the end of the tunnel, and the engineer can see three idiots standing on the rails.


The optimist says the glass is half full.

The pessimist says the glass is half empty.

The engineer says the glass is over-designed for the quantity of water.


- Why did the maniac kill the train engineer?
- He had a loco-motive.


An engineer dies and goes to Hell.
Dissatisfied with the level of comfort, he starts designing and building improvements.
After a while, Hell has air conditioning, iced water, flush toilets and escalators, and the engineer is a pretty popular guy.
One day God calls and asks Satan, "So, how are things going down there?”
Satan says, "Why, things are going great.
We've now got air conditioning, iced water, flush toilets and escalators, and there's no telling what this engineer is going to come up with next.”
God is horrified.
"What? You've got an engineer? That's clearly a mistake – he should never have gone down there! You know all engineers go to Heaven.
Send him up here immediately!"
Satan says, "No way, I really like having an engineer on the staff. I'm keeping him.”
God says, “Send him back up here or I'll sue you!”
“Yeah, right,” Satan laughs, "and where are you going to get a lawyer?”


Two engineering students were walking across campus when one said,"Where did you get such a great bike?"
The second engineer replied,"Well, I was walking along yesterday minding my own business when a beautiful woman rode up on this bike. She threw the bike to the ground, took off all her clothes and said, "Take what you want."
The second engineer nodded approvingly. "Good choice; the clothes probably wouldn't have fit."




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